Hello, my name is Julie Phillips. Ten years ago I experienced high levels of stress, anxiety and panic symptoms whilst working as a teacher & Head of Department. The resulting 'burn out' lead to me leave my job. In 2013, I retrained as a hypnotherapist. Now I help people like you to reduce your stress, anxiety, trauma and deal with issues in work, relationships and life changes.

Meet Julie, Julie Phillips Therapeutic Coaching, Stokesley, Hypnotherapist, Senior Practitioner, Personal support

My teaching career started teaching in 2001. I loved it, I thought I would be in teaching forever!  Sadly, as my career progressed, I felt the pressure of making sure I was on top form professionally whilst trying to be a good mother to my two children stressful and exhausting.  Juggling work and family life was difficult.  Looking back , it was not surprising that I developed physical symptoms of anxiety too, I wasn’t sleeping, eating properly and there was no time for exercise; life seemed overwhelming.

When my GP doctor signed me off work and diagnosed stress & anxiety, I knew this was a wake- up call; something had to change; I made the difficult decision to resign my teaching post and re-evaluate my work-life balance.

A friend mentioned hypnotherapy. I didn’t know what to expect but I decided to keep an open mind about therapy & coaching: I wanted something to help me feel better and quickly!

Hypnotherapy was wonderful:  during the session I was fully aware of what was being said to me;  I was totally relaxed.  I felt like my body was heavy and my mind was floating. By the end of the session, my anxiety had reduced and the stress had gone. It felt like someone had pressed the ‘factory re-set button’ on my brain. In just one therapy session, I felt calmer and back in control of my life.

I knew then that hypnotherapy was powerful. There was total clarity about my next decision: I decided to retrain as a therapist with a focus on analytical hypnotherapy .

You can hear more about my journey on my YouTube channel where you can also listen to our testimonials.

Click here to watch a short video Julie Phillips You Tube Channel

Today, I remain a down to earth ‘Yorkshire lass’, I love walking in nature with my family and my dogs. I have a comfortable therapy room in Stokesley to see clients face to face and I work nationally and internationally online. I run workshops and meditation classes.  I understand how difficult it can feel thinking about starting therapy; I promise I will make it as easy possible for you to get the change your need.

You can read more about me here on the Hypnotherapy Directory

I’d love to have a chat with you, if you feel I could help: I offer a free phone consultation and all my prices for sessions and workshops are on this website Prices for sessions 2023 

Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips


Hypnotherapy could help you find the change you need!


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  • BA (Hons) QTS. PG. Cert.
  • NGH Certified. Analytical Hypnotherapy
  • Certified as licensed practitioner of Erickson Hypnotherapy
  • NLP Master Prac. INLPTA
  • Diploma NLP INLPTA

Julie is a warm and compassionate practitioner and she oozes empathy.

A, Redcar

Julie helped me work through areas of my life that I was struggling with.

G, Middlesbrough

I recommend Julie and her services to anyone who is 'stuck' in life.

D, Guisborough

Frequently asked questions

Here I’ll go through some frequently asked questions to help you understand what hypnotherapy is and how it can help you.

Are there different types of hypnotherapy?

I use different therapeutic strategies depending on my client’s needs – sometimes the ‘direct approach’ is needed and sometimes an indirect more trance like approach is better. I have studied different hypnotherapy approaches including Erikson hypnotherapy, Cognitive hypnotherapy, Analytical hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Therapy – I find that a mixture can work better to treat different issues as no two clients are the same.

Does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis has the capacity to work for most people but some are more susceptible to suggestion than others. Working as a team and knowing you can trust your therapist is the most important aspect of the treatment; this is why I spend time chatting with you on the phone before you book a session to make sure I am the right therapist for you. It's also important to keep an open mind, as any scepticism may subconsciously dampen your susceptibility.

How long will hypnotherapy sessions last?

A first session with me will last for 90 mins to 2 hours. (This does not apply to Therapy4Teens where sessions are 60 minutes long).

For adults, follow on sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

How many sessions of hypnotherapy will I need?

The duration of therapy will really be dependent on your circumstances and the reason for which you are seeking hypnosis. We can discuss this during the initial phone consultation.

Is hypnotherapy for students and teenagers safe?

Hypnotherapy for teenagers and young people is considered both effective and safe. Teenagers tend to respond very well to hypnosis as they are naturally quite imaginative and use their subconscious minds a great deal more than adults do. Hypnotherapy can help to address a number of issues commonly experienced in childhood, including anxiety, panic symptoms, exam stress, sleep problems and low self-esteem.

Session prices 2023

All the updated prices and packages for 2023 can be found here: Prices for sessions 2023

What happens when I book a session?

Once you have booked your session, you will receive an email to confirm the date and time, the address and the price of your session or block booking. You will be asked to pay for the session/s prior to the agreed date via on line banking. The account details will be provided. You will also be sent a client questionnaire to complete and send back or bring with you to your session.

For prices click here Prices for sessions 2023

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a gentle form of therapy that uses the power of suggestion to help reduce anxiety, release trauma, find solutions and make positive changes to your life. When you work with me, I will use deep relaxation techniques to help you reach a state where the conscious part of your mind is relaxed and your unconscious part is more open to suggestion. I will then speak directly with your unconscious mind to clarify the change you are looking for.

What training, qualifications and experience should hypnotherapists have?

There are currently no guidelines in place stipulating the training and qualifications a hypnotherapist must have in order to practice. However, industry guidelines recommend that individuals should have completed at least an appropriate diploma or have completed a course that involved a minimum of 450 learning hours, of which 120 must have been face-to-face.

I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and the Hypnotherapy Directory. As a registered therapist, I have to provide evidence of my training and insurance. My insurance details and certification are available on request. Certification is also displayed in my therapy room

What will happen in a hypnotherapy session?

You will fill in a questionnaire before a first session. I will use this to scaffold your first meeting, confirm your requirements and any goals. Most of the information I need I will have read beforehand which means we can focus on the therapy rather than asking questions. I may ask you to clarify personal information such as sleeping patterns or lifestyle information.

I will welcome you at the door and ask you to wash your hands (if Covid 19 or other health guidance is in place).

Once in the room we can have a welcome chat where you can ask any other questions you have and get comfortable. I usually start the coaching work first in the session so that we can find out how you respond to different strategies and what works better for you. We will work on some activities so you can understand how your unconscious mind works best – you do not need to shut your eyes!

I usually find clients prefer the trance work and consolidation therapy work towards the end of the session where you can really enjoy the state of deep physical and mental relaxation.

During this deep relaxation, I can reconnect with your unconscious and confirm the change work; using techniques and approaches discussed and agreed in the coaching part of the session.

Once the change work is complete, I will begin the transition to wakefulness, in which you are gradually brought out of your trance.

There will be sometime for any questions you may have, a summary of the session and progress made so far. I will check that you are fully alert and fully present before you are released from the session.

More questions?

If you have a question I haven't covered in our FAQs, please get in touch.